Not my words but those of Mr Calacanis. Also, Jason makes an interesting note about how to get noticed in the tech scene. For the record I’ve been blogging/writing since 2002 and it does work.
“a) post highly intelligent comments — not about yourself — on those blogs 2-5x a day for three years.
b) start your own blog and write one blog post a day about one subject for three years — not about yourself, about the topic. Don’t ever talk about yourself.
You do those three things you will break in. Two hours a day for three years.
Anyone who does that is going to not only get a job but might actually build a sustainable business or have a bidding war over them. “
c) go to any party, meetup or SIG you can find
I don’t think it matters where you get the skills from whether it be learning from Github repositories or sitting a creative technologies
degree course. The mantra for the Northern Ireland tech scene (which I purloined from @cimota
) should be recorded on a gregorian chant and played continuously for any founder, funder or developer:
“Make yourself essential“.
A degree, masters or PhD alone isn’t going to cut it anymore. Ken Robinson’s notion of academic inflation has been around for a long time already, we just need to wake up to it.